New Bowls Members

Welcome to our Bowls section

We were all new members once and those who came before you found that they made a lot of friends and spent many happy hours on the green. We confidently hope and expect that you will do the same.

  • Fees
  • Dress
  • Bowls
  • Matches
  • Social Life

Fees

There is an initial £20 admin fee for those joining the club. This does not apply to juniors. For 2018/19 the membership fee is £99.96 for the year or £8.33 monthly. The amount is adjusted according to when a member joins. The membership runs out at the end of March 2019.

Use of the green for practice and friendly play is free. Nominal Match fees of £1.50 (Ladies) or £4 (Men) are payable for all home and away fixtures and includes afternoon tea or supper.

It is vital that only approved bowls shoes are worn on the green.

Dress

  • Ladies practice (roll-ups) white top and grey or navy blue skirt or trousers.
  • Ladies daytime matches - all white dress (with club colours).
  • Men’s practice - grey trousers, white shirts or polo shirts plus white sweaters if required.
  • Men’s daytime matches white club shirt + sweater if required, grey trousers.
  • Mixed daytime matches - all players wear all white.
  • Evening matches – all players wear white tops and grey skirts or trousers.
  • Wet weather gear for all players is always white.

Bowls

For those who do not yet own bowls, the section has a number of sets in a variety of sizes for new members to borrow, to enable them to find out which type suits.

Matches

Friday Gala

This is an afternoon roll up open to ALL players - arrive 1.30pm for a PROMPT 2.00 pm start. A match fee of £1.50 is charged which also covers tea and biscuits-available midway. This is a good way to meet other members and improve bowling skills.

Informal Competitions

You will see in the bowls section handbook that Mix-In Days occur throughout the season, including the Mark Easton Triples Competition and the RNLI match. These are all informal internal competitions and are fun days. Come along and have a go – you will enjoy yourself. The Ladies also have their own Two Woods Day.

Internal Club Competitions

Ladies, Men’s and mixed competitions are held each season, entry forms are sent out in Jan/Feb and the draws are made at the pre-season Social evening. The current season’s draws can be seen on the notice boards, one for LADIES another for Men, in the clubhouse, together with the rules. Do enter, you will enjoy them!

Friendly Matches

The Section has a full programme of matches against local clubs (See your section fixture card for the dates). To play enter you name on the AVAILABILITY LISTS, which are posted to you by email and also put on our section notice boards. When/if you are picked for a team your name appears on the TEAM LISTS, again posted to you by email and put on the section notice boards.

League Matches

The ladies of the section run teams in the Stratford Herald League, matches are held on Friday evening’s mid-June to Mid-August. The Men also enter a team in the Courier League on Wednesday afternoons from April through to September.

Social Life

There is a bar in the clubhouse which opens at about 6pm Monday to Saturday and at Lunchtime on Sundays. During the year the club has a number of social activities. The main ones for the bowls section are:

  • The Pre-season Social Evening (March)
  • The Bowls Tour (mid May)
  • The Warwick Town Triples Finals Day (first Sunday in August)
  • the Bowls Supper and Presentation Evening - usually mid November.

Out of season ‘Get Togethers’ are held during ‘the closed season’. There are also a variety of events arranged by the Club Social Committee, which all Bowling section members are welcome to attend. Wednesday evening is Club Supper Evening, so sign up on the evening to enjoy the club atmosphere!